INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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................................................................................................................... 5 Contents at a Glance...................................................................................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 40 Formatting the Card........................................................................................................................................................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ............................................................................................................................................................................. 10 Handling Precautions ...................................................................................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ................................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ................................................................. 4 Chapters ................................................................................................................. 50 3 Shooting Landscapes........................................................................................................ 27 Setting the Date and Time................................................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash........................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ...................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques................................................................................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display . 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting......... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.............................................................................. 38 3 Menu Operations .................................................. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects.................... 55 x Image Playback.............................................................................................. 12 Quick Start Guide ........................................................ 24 Installing and Removing the Battery............................... 26 Turning on the Power ............................................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language.......... 58 6 ........ 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ..................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery .................................................. 35 Basic Operation ........... 49 2 Shooting Portraits..........................................................................

...............................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.......................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode...............................................98 B: Setting the White Balance ...........................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ..............................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .......................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.........................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting .96 A AE Lock .....78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ..........................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style .................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .............................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ....68 MF: Manual Focusing ....................94 Setting the Color Space ....................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...................................................................................97 A FE Lock....................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash .........................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ............................................................................................................................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .....................................70 j Using the Self-timer .................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure.......................................................................................................................106 7 ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...........................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ......99 2 White Balance Correction..................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE.....................................................

................... 156 u/y Magnified View ..................... 160 k Playing Movies ......................... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly.................................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ............................. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ..................................................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ....................... 139 File Numbering Methods ... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.................. 142 B Checking Camera Settings....................................................... 111 Using AF to Focus ................................... 146 Setting the Flash .................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .......Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ................................. 158 b Rotating the Image .................................................................................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ............................................................. 159 k Enjoying Movies ......................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings .................................. 150 Appending Dust Delete Data .............................................. 138 Silencing the Beeper ....................................................................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies............................................ 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ............... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning .......................................................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 113 Focusing Manually............................................................................................................................ 138 Card Reminder ............................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color............................................. 164 8 .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

..........................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ...............................165 Viewing the Images on TV ........203 Remote Control Shooting..............................................218 Error Codes..............................................................................................................210 Menu Settings .........................................190 Custom Function Settings .........178 Trimming the Image .............................167 K Protecting Images .........183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .........................................................................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ...............................171 B Shooting Information Display .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................225 Index ...........173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ..........................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ..........................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)...............................................................................................................................................................................224 Specifications ...........................................................................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ..................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide.........208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes.....................170 L Erasing Images ....................................................................................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ................................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information...................................................192 Registering My Menu ..............................................................................................................................................................212 System Map ....188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .......................204 External Speedlites .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................176 wPrinting.......................................................................

45 .84 (Bulb exposure) p. 62.50.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .71 (j Self-timer) p. 53.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.46.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.

170 (K Image protect) p.53.156 (H Index display) p. 83. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p. 1) p.72 (73.58 (x Playback) p.171 (L Delete) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.68 (S AF point selection) p.167 (Video OUT) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .72 (76.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.

Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. well-ventilated location. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. dry. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. and focusing screen. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. This is to avoid damaging the camera. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. test all its functions before using it. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. To prevent condensation. For stubborn dirt. Even while the camera is in storage. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. card and battery from the camera. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. If there is condensation. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. reflex mirror. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. do not use the camera. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. 12 . remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. If the camera has been exposed to salty air.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. viewfinder. remove the lens. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. If condensation forms on the camera.

in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. physical shock. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Live View shooting. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. the camera may become hot. In low or high temperatures. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. 13 . Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. or wet the card. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Store the card in a case. note the following: Do not drop.01% or less pixels. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Do not subject it to excessive force. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. or vibration. or magnet. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.99% effective pixels.. They do not affect the images recorded. Although this is not a malfunction. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. However. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. etc. are not a malfunction. It will return to normal at room temperature. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. dusty. or humid locations. bend. Do not store the card in hot. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. speakers.

. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. insert it into the slot. (p.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p.26) To charge the battery. see page 29. (p. (p.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. Set the power switch to <1>. Attach the lens.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. see page 24.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. (p.

press the <x> button (p. on the LCD monitor.171). Review the picture.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. Focus the subject.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. To display the image again. and the camera will focus the subject. (p. (p. 15 . 2 sec. (p. If necessary. Press the shutter button halfway. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. see page 107. Take the picture.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). see “Erasing Images” (p. (p.58). To delete an image. the built-in flash will popup automatically. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.69.33) 21 .231) Focus mode switch (p.231) Zoom ring (p.35) Lens mount index (p.69.34) Focusing ring (p.13) Lens mount index (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.35) Contacts (p.33) Zoom ring (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Contacts (p.34) Hood mount (p.231) Zoom position index (p.33) Zoom position index (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.

Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.205). Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.

attach the battery securely. To detach the battery. follow the above procedure in reverse. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. When the battery is fully recharged. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.10°C / 43°F . Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . 2 Attach the battery. It takes approx. the full-charge lamp will turn green. For safety reasons. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). As shown in the illustration. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. 24 .

If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. a small amount of power current is released. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. If necessary. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Doing so can damage the battery charger. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Even during storage. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. remove the battery. When not using the camera. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Purchase a new battery. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. 25 . The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. After recharging the battery. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power.

Otherwise. 26 . the battery Insert the end with contacts. be careful not to swing it back further. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. 2 Insert the battery. 3 Close the cover. After opening the battery compartment cover. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. Insert the battery until it locks in place.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. the hinge might break.until it snaps shut. To prevent short circuiting.

37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.37). the LCD monitor will display <f>. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. Set to this position when not using the camera. Even during the sensor cleaning. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. To turn on the camera again..Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.139). During the sensor cleaning. [Recording .] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. This is normal and not a problem. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. 27 . the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. <1> : The camera turns on. just press the shutter button halfway (p.. the <f> icon might not be displayed. see page 29 to set the date/time. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.

• Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. see page 109. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. but adequate power remains. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. n : Battery must be recharged. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 270 shots with 50% flash use. x : Battery level is slightly down. Depending on the lens used. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. no Live View shooting. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. 470 shots Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. For battery life with Live View shooting.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. • Using the LCD monitor often. 28 . 470 shots without flash use and approx. the number of possible shots may be lower. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. 550 shots Approx. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer.

If this happens. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Press the <M> button to display the menu. set the date/time again.) setting.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. 1 Display the menu. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. The date/time will be set. the date/time might be reset. Press then press <0>. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. 29 . Press the <V> key to set the number. the 3 SetPress date and time. the [6] tab. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. (Returns to b. then press <0>. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. then press <0>.to select the the <U> key date or time number. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Under 2 Time]. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted.

the the <V> key to select language. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. 30 . the 3 SetPress desired language. tab. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. The interface language will change. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top).3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. etc. ISO speed.138). Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. image-recording quality. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. 31 . When you set the power switch to <1>. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. the card. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. 3 Close the cover. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card.

If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. It may also damage the card or camera. then let go. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card.42). • Opening the card slot cover. Doing so may damage the image data. While the access lamp is lit or blinking.. If the card already contains recorded images. being erased. Check that “Recording. remove and reinstall the card. • Shaking or banging the camera around. 32 . or data is being transferred.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. Make sure the access lamp is off. then open the cover. card. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. the 2 Remove pushcard. never do any of the following. Pull the card straight out. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. The card may then return to normal.. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. • Removing the battery. the image number might not start from 0001 (p.140). Gently in the The card will stick out.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Set the power switch to <2>. use a different card. If the error persists. then close the cover.

When storing the camera without a lens attached. autofocus will not operate. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. do it in a place with minimal dust. lens. Red index lens. 33 . Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). 4 Remove the front lens cap. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place.

turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.42 x 0.88 x 0. If you want to zoom.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.6x. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.94 in.59 in. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. Image sensor size (22.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. then detach it. do it before focusing. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. do not touch the rotating part. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Turn the lens until it stops. Doing so may cause loss of vision. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.) 34 .3 x 14.9 mm / 0.

The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod.5-5. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. 35 . you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer will operate. press the shutter button completely to take the picture.5-5.6 IS lens as an example. picture.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.5-5. However. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.

Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. sold separately) is recommended.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 36 . 6. 4. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. 3. To maintain a stable stance. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. see page 107. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 2. 5. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. place one foot in front of the other.

37 . Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. and image recording. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. It can cause blurred pictures. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. then slowly press the shutter button completely. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). image playback. To prevent camera shake. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. You can press the shutter button halfway. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Even during the menu display.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.

the 2 SetPress desired setting. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture.72). When the shooting settings are displayed. press the <Q> button. the the <S> key to select function to be set. This is called the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. you can select certain drive modes (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 38 .

Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.103) Drive mode (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen. <0> 39 .Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. select the function and press <0>.75) White balance (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.70) Metering mode (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.80) Shutter speed (p.86) AF mode (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.72) Picture Style (p.99) ISO speed (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.

<S> cross keys. and <0> button on the camera back.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. use the <M> button. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. date/time. While looking at the LCD monitor. etc.

or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.) The current setting is indicated in blue. 4 Select the setting. item. tab. <0> to setting.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. the setting. 5 SetPress desired set it. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 41 . 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display.

the menu will reappear. 1 Select [Format]. Even protected images will be erased. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. Under the [5] tab. 2 Format the card. press <0>. 42 . When the formatting is completed. before formatting the card. all images and data in the card will be erased.. When the card is formatted. then press <0>. then The card will be formatted.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. transfer the images to a computer. etc. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. select [Format]. then select [OK]. If necessary. Select [OK]. For low-level formatting. format the card with the camera.

The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. only the file management information is changed. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Even in this case. When discarding the card. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. 43 . Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. Then format the card with the camera. The actual data is not completely erased.224). A card-related error is displayed (p. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. The card is full with images or data. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card.

17. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. If this happens. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. etc. image. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. menu screen. the display-off sensor (p. 44 . Press the button again to return to the previous screen. the LCD monitor might turn off.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Appears when you press the <x> button. If a fluorescent light is nearby. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. In such a case.

The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. Ba si cZ one 45 . the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.103). all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. With the Basic Zone modes.210). major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. Also. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images.

All the AF points will be used to focus. If necessary. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. you can push it back down with your fingers. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. Focus confirmation light picture. At the same time. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. If the built-in flash has popped up. 3 Focus the subject. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. halfway. 46 . 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. the built-in flash will popup automatically. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. and generally the closest object will be focused. on the LCD monitor.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.25m/0. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.8ft>. stand out better. the built-in flash will fire. To make small things appear much larger. With a zoom lens. If you are too close to the subject. 52 .. Under low light. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. move away from the subject. use a macro lens (sold separately). Some lenses have indications such as <40. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. use the telephoto end. If you have a zoom lens. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. A simple background makes the flower. etc. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Move to the subject as close as possible.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close.

7 shots per sec. Hold the camera steady and shoot.) and autofocusing will take effect. continuous shooting (max. 53 .5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. use the <5> (Sports) mode. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Use the center AF point to focus. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. During autofocusing. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. When you want to take the picture. 3. the beeper will continue beeping softly. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. If you hold down the shutter button. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. Aim the center AF point over the subject. If focus cannot be achieved. press the shutter button completely. approx.

Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots.4 feet from the camera. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. If the self-timer is also used. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Under low light. 54 . the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). use a tripod to prevent camera shake. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Also. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. When using a zoom lens.

color tone (Picture Style). the the <S> key to select function to be set. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. the image-recording quality. picture.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. * CA stands for Creative Auto. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. see page 56-57. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. the 3 SetPress desired setting. depth of field. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. etc. However. to select You can <S> key the function (7). 55 . <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. For details about each function. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p.

Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. the picture will look darker. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you want to blur the background. it will not be applied. <D> (Flash on). the background might not look so blurred. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). When flash is used. 56 . the background will look more blurred. the picture will look brighter. If you set <b> (Flash off). If you move it toward the right. the background will look more in focus. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. If you move it toward the right.

Remote control shooting is also possible (p. continuous. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. landscapes. * By pressing <0>. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. (5) Single. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. By pressing <0>..204).7 frames per second (fps). (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. you can set it for portraits. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. or black-and-white photos. (p.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. the set number of shots is taken continuously. 57 .71. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.

x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. For more details on the playback procedure. see page 155. the display format will change. press the <Z> key. 1 Playback the image. press the <Y> key. the last captured image will be displayed. image. When you press the <x> button. Each time you press the <B> button. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. 58 .

Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. 3 59 . In the <d> (Program AE) mode. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. to prevent spoiled shots. you can set various functions and be more creative. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. * <d> stands for Program. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed.

60 . This is called Program AE. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 2 Focus the subject. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 4 Take the picture.

62) or use the built-in flash (p. The functions you can set are limited. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. With <d>. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. In low light (30" 3. In very low light or very bright light. drive mode. In bright light (4000 22). and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. You can freely set the AF mode. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. the program shift will be canceled.64). After you take the picture. you can change the ISO speed (p. The program can be shifted. as shown in the figure. 61 . and other functions (p.62) or use flash (p. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. built-in flash. decrease the ISO speed.64).d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash.210). either increase the ISO speed (p. many functions such the AF mode. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). In the <d> mode. So under low light.5). the built-in flash will not fire automatically. drive mode. Program shift is not possible with flash. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.

6400 (p. dots of light. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. etc.) may appear. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. 1 Press the <Z> button.Fn)] menu. With “AUTO” selected. the ISO speed. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.400 400 . the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . noise (banding.63). You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.6400.194). H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.Fn)] menu. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.64). 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.1600 1600 . (9) [ISO speed] will appear. the farther the flash range will be (p. 62 . the ISO speed is set automatically (p.63). In the [7 Custom Functions (C. In the Basic Zone modes. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.192). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .

in the image’s shooting information.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. 63 . However. 1600. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. Therefore. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. then press <0>. the ISO speed will be set within this range. 200. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. As indicated below. 800. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. or 3200. select [ISO Auto]. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. Select the ISO speed. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. 400. Under the [y] tab. When “AUTO” is set.

5-5.21 / 3.138 [Approx.97 1 .5 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.22 1 .12 1 .9.5 / 3.43 1 .5 . the flash will fire for the picture.7.5 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.1/200 sec.42 / 3.6. While the flash is recycling.5 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 1 .5 / 3. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 . or backlit conditions in daylight.5 / 3.5 .5 .15 / 3.5 / 3. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. low light.5 / 3.5 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 / 3. picture.5 .5.6 IS lens 64 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.11 1 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 . In Creative Zone modes.26 / 3.4.15 1 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .34 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.3. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 / 3.69 1 .2.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.13 / 3.17 1 .30 / 3.61 1 . 1 Press the <D> button.3.5 .7.5 . button halfway. .24 1 . In the <d> mode.19 / 3.5-5.5 .5 .5 .5 .11 / 3. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 .5 / 3.31 1 .49 1 .

the picture will be taken. Select [Enable]. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. In bright light. take the picture after this display turns off. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. When you press the shutter button halfway. when the room is well lit. For flash photography.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. decrease the ISO speed. you can extend the flash range. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). 65 . select [Red-eye reduc. then press <0>. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. or when you go closer to the subject. By increasing the ISO speed. Then when you press the shutter button completely. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. then press <0>. For important shots. when you press the shutter button halfway. For best results. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. decrease the ISO speed.].3 feet away from the subject. Under the [1] tab. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. increase the ISO speed.

[AF 3 Select the AF mode.86). the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. the camera will focus only once. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. 66 . 2 Press mode] will appear. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. the focus will be locked. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. With evaluative metering (p. You can then recompose the shot if desired. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. In the Basic Zone modes. 1 On the lens. 4 Focus the subject. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. When focus is achieved. the <ZE> button.

if the subject moves away from the center AF point. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. if the subject starts moving. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable].E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. During autofocusing.68) is automatic. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the subject will be focused continuously. 67 . However. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. Also. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. If this occurs. When the AF point selection (p. the beeper will sound softly. With AI Servo AF.202).

While looking at the viewfinder. <f>. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. the subject. 2 Select the AF point. 68 . When all AF points light up. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. automatic AF point selection will be set. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. With the <d> (Program AE). and <a> modes. 1 Press the <S> button. all the AF points are active. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Therefore.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. Generally. <s>. you can select one AF point to focus where you want.

set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF.0 to f/2. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. with a fast lens from f/1.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. Also. the beeper sounds. 2 Focus the subject.8. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. If it is difficult to focus. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. First use the center AF point to focus. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. 69 . select and use the center AF point. If the subject moves away from the center AF point.

Flash can also be used. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. 2 Select <i>. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. 70 . In AI Servo AF mode. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. Since the flash will require recycling time. 3 Take the picture. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. Press the <U> then press <0>. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. key to select <i>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set.193) is set to [2: Strong].Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.7 shots per sec. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting.

attach the eyepiece cover (p. 71 . 2 Select the self-timer. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. then press <0>. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. Two seconds before the picture is taken. (p. then press the shutter button completely. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. it may throw off the exposure. self-timer The remote control can also be used. use focus lock (p. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. After taking self-timer shots. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. With <q>.58).48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. Look through the viewfinder. self-timerN (p. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button.106) q: 10-sec.204) l: 2-sec. press the <YiQ> button. beeper. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. 3 Take the picture. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button.205). you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. focus the subject. Q: 10-sec.

[Quality] will appear. and other settings. image size in pixels (****x****). 8. card brand.1 24.9.2 3. Under the [1] tab. * The file size.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. 4. Select the desired quality.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. or 4.5+6. ISO 100. 17. 17.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.5 megapixels (4. select [Quality]. then press <0>.2 1.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.5 megapixels) and the image quality.4 3.4 1. number of possible shots.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.5M) Approx. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. 8. and Standard Picture Style. then press <0>.7 2. 17. Custom Functions. 2 Selectyour reference.5 24. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). the image-recording quality. 72 .0. 1 Select [Quality]. ISO speed.

9in. If 8 is selected.0in. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.7x21cm/ 1 83.0x5.8x12.8x3. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . If A3 (42x29.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. 73 . The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. but more images can be saved to the card. 14. 11. the 7 image has higher image quality. 1.7in. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. the image quality will be slightly lower. it might be fewer than indicated.9.) you want to crop the image. 83 A4 (29.7cm/7.7cm/16. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. Other than 1.8x10cm/5. or 1+73 is recommended. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. Depending on the shooting conditions. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. For details. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. Even with the same number of pixels.5x11.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.7x8. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.3in. Or.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.

CR2 0001 . The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.CR2 for RAW). 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 .) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. JPG File extension 1. Using the provided software is recommended. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.JPG for JPEG and . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. 74 .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.

you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. then press <0>.92). Picture Style. [Picture Style] will appear. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. 75 . By changing the [Color tone] (p. and crisp. sharp. you can adjust the skin tone. The image looks softer. Effective for impressive landscapes. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. 1 Press the <XA> button.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. and very sharp and crisp images. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. Effective for close-ups of women or children. picture. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones.

1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. 76 . etc. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. W User Def.. and adjust it as desired (p. For natural colors and subdued images. [Landscape].A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. Other than with 1. When [Monochrome] is selected. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. The image is dull and subdued.91). make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. a Picture Style file. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. <0> will appear in the viewfinder.

The second half of this chapter.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. Except for <8>. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. 77 . aperture setting. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed.

and turning it to the left sets a slower one. and “15"” is 15 sec. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. * <s> stands for Time value.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. However.5 sec. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. 78 . Also. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. picture. the desired shutter speed. “0"5” indicates 0.

If the exposure will be too bright. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If the exposure will be too dark. to 1/30 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. If this happens. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. or slower. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. If you use a telephoto lens. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. to 1/500 sec. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. to 30 sec. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. 79 . How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If this happens.

* <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. If no lens is attached to the camera. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the smaller the aperture opening will be. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the desired aperture. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. picture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. 80 . 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field.

turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes.) shutter speed display will blink. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. If the picture will be too bright. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus).) shutter speed display will blink. the “30"” (30 sec. the narrower the depth of field. On the other hand. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. If this happens.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. but also the lens and subject distance. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. And the closer the subject. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. In such cases. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the “4000” (1/4000 sec. Under low light. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. If the picture will be too dark. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. 81 . If this happens. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained.

the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. Using a tripod is recommended.192). 82 . . If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. to suit the scene’s brightness. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. In low light. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you are handholding the camera. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec.112). the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). (fixed)] (p. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder.30 sec. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically.

Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. to 1/30 sec. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. or to bulb. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. To set the aperture. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. You can decide which exposure level to set. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. With flash.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. turn the <6> dial. To set the shutter speed. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 83 . the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. the exposure level mark will move. * <a> stands for Manual. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center.

p. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. 84 . etc. It can be used to photograph fireworks. For bulb exposures. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button.204. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. 205) is recommended.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. the image might look a little grainy. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.204) for bulb exposures. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.193). Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. later. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.

Increase the ISO speed. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. however. Use a tripod to steady the camera. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. it means that the subject is too dark. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. 3 Take the picture. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. The exposure is correct.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. the subject. Flash can be used. Decrease the ISO speed. I want to use flash. 85 . A slow shutter speed has been set. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). it means that the subject is too bright. This mode sets the depth of field automatically.

This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.select the the <U> key to metering mode. the 2 SetPress metering mode. etc. 1 Select [Metering mode]. select [Metering mode]. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. 86 . w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. Normally. This metering mode is for advanced users. This metering mode is for advanced users. then press <0>. Under the [2] tab. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. evaluative metering is recommended. then press <0>. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects.

(Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder./AEB] on page 89. comp. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. After taking the picture. 87 . This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>).Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired.

After taking the picture.149). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). Select [Flash exp. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.] will be displayed at the bottom. To make the flash exposure brighter. press the <Q> button (p.38). 88 . 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. 2 Select [y]. comp] (p. Press the [Flash exposure comp.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. With the shooting settings displayed. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo./ AEB] menu (p.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].<S> key to select [y*]. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. comp. turn the <6> dial to the left. setting] option. turn the <6> dial to the right.89). the <y> will appear in the viewfinder.

Under the [2] tab. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. You can then choose the best exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). and increased exposure. AEB amount picture. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. select [Expo./AEB]. then press <0>. When you press the shutter button halfway. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. the AEB amount. decreased exposure. comp. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. 89 . The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. comp. Press <0> to set it. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount./AEB].

Using AEB with exposure compensation. you can take three continuous shots. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. If <i> continuous shooting (p. and increased exposure. 90 . the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. etc. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. and increased exposure. With <q> set.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. flash recycling is complete. AEB will be applied. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. decreased exposure. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.57). decreased exposure.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.

1 Select [Picture Style]. then press <0>. To see the resulting effects. then press <0>. Under the [2] tab. 91 . then press <0>.then press the Select Style. The Detail set. To customize [Monochrome]. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. see page 93. <B> button. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. take test shots. select [Picture Style]. screen will appear. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. parameter. the 4 SetPress parameter.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired.

To decrease the color saturation. set it toward the minus end. To make it less sharp. set it toward the plus end. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. the sharper the image will look. the softer the image will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. The closer it is to E. To make the skin tone redder. To decrease the contrast. set it toward the E end.] in step 3. set it toward the minus end. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the plus end. the more yellow the skin tone will look. The closer it is to H.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. To make it sharper. To increase the color saturation. the crisper the image will look. 92 . the bolder the colors will look. The closer it is to G. By selecting [Default set. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. the blander the image will look. To increase the contrast. the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the minus end. To make the skin tone less red. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. the more diluted the colors will look. The closer it is to F. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to G. set it toward the F end.

and the white clouds will look crisper. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The blue sky will look slightly darker. It can make the image look more impressive.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The blue sky will look more natural. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. 93 . lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can create a monochrome image in that color. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. The blue sky will look quite dark. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Skin tones and lips will look fine.

press With [Picture <0>. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. Style. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. then press the Select [User Def. select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 3].A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1]. 2]. <B> button. 3 Press <0>. The Detail set. then press <0>. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. or [User Def. 2 Select [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press <0>.].*]. [User Def. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. screen will appear. Style] selected. Under the [2] tab. select the Picture Style here. 94 .

follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *].144). the 6 SetPress parameter. *] settings will revert to the default. all the [User Def. then press <0>. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. For details. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. *] will be displayed in blue.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. then press <0>. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. 95 . *]. *] and then shoot.

This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. 96 .0 (Exif 2. sRGB is recommended. Under the [2] tab. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). Adobe RGB. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. select [Color space]. then [sRGB] press <0>. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1 Select [Color space]. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. With this camera. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. For normal shooting. sRGB is set automatically.0 (Exif 2. The ICC profile is not appended. then press <0>. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.21). the color space. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. In Basic Zone modes.21).

AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. button. and take picture. The exposure setting will be displayed. Press the shutter button halfway. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. 97 . 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). Each time you press the <A> button. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. This is called AE lock. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. it locks the current auto exposure setting. It is effective for backlit subjects. then recompose and take the shot.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. 1 Focus the subject. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot.

In the viewfinder. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. The flash is fired to take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. 98 . Each time you press the <A> button. <A> button. then press the <A> button. the <D> icon will blink. 4 Take the picture.

then press <0>. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. [White appear. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. In Basic Zone modes. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. Normally. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. The “Approx. 1 Photograph a white object. Spot metering circle 99 . You can set any white balance. The plain. white object should fill the spot metering circle. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. 2 Select the white balance. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. <Q> will be set automatically.

the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. 100 . When the menu reappears.76). press the <M> button to exit the menu. On the dialog screen which appears.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. 4 Select the custom white balance. a correct white balance might not be obtained. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. it cannot be selected in step 3. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. Press the <WB> button. then press <0>. select [OK] and the data will be imported. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. then press <0>. Instead of a white object. If you do step 3. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. Press the <U> key to select <O>. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. data. then press <0>. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. 2 Select [Custom tab.

One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. Under the [2] tab. and G is green.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. the correction.) Sample setting: A2. B is for blue. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. G1 101 . 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. On the upper right. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. M is magenta. then press <0>. During the white balance correction. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. A is amber.

White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. During WB bracketing. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. or 1. Since three images are recorded for one shot. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. In step 2 for white balance correction. 102 . Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Magenta (M) bias. Green (G) bias. the card will take longer to record the shot.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. when you turn the <6> dial. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Amber (A) bias. and 3. and 3. Standard white balance. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. 2. Standard white balance. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). On the right. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Blue (B) bias. Set the white balance bracketing amount. 2.

If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. set this to [Disable] first. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. [Standard] is set automatically. If you want a darker exposure. then press <0>. For RAW images. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. the correction is done when the image is captured. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. the image might still come out bright. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. the setting.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). noise might increase. In Basic Zone modes. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. With JPEG images. The default setting is [Standard]. 103 . flash exposure compensation. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. 3 Take the picture. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>.

The default setting is [Enable].3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. correct. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. select [Peripheral illumin. For RAW images. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. 3 Take the picture. correct. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. With JPEG images. then press <0>. then press <0>. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. Under the [1] tab.]. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. the four corners of the picture might look darker. screen. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the correction is done when the image is captured.]. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 .

The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. the correction amount will be lower. noise might appear on the image periphery. When using a non-Canon lens. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. If the lens does not have distance information. the lower the correction amount will be. For JPEG images already captured. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. With EOS Utility (provided software). 25 lenses. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. Depending on shooting conditions.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. if you select [Enable]. 105 . You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. For details. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. In step 2. The higher the ISO speed. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied.

Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. it will go back down automatically.195). the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. there will be a shutter-release sound. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. the mirror locks up. 2 Press the shutter button completely again.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. then the picture is taken 2 sec. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. mirror lockup is effective. 1 Focus the subject. Do not point the camera toward the sun. later. but no picture will be taken. 106 . press the transmit button. The mirror will swing up. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. later. press the shutter button completely. In such cases. delay. single shooting will take effect. When you press the shutter button completely. Remote control shooting.

see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. Using a tripod is recommended. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. 107 . camera shake can cause blurred images. For details.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. This is called “Live View shooting. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer.

The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. picture. 100%. After the image review ends.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. When you press the shutter button halfway. The image’s field of view is approx. focus manual focus (p. 108 . 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. with AF or Before shooting. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. 2 Focus the subject. Press the <A> button.113-120). the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.

The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. When flash is used. 30 min. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). but only one shot will be taken. 109 . Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx.] to [Enable]. 1 hr. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. do not point the lens toward the sun. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. set [Live View shoot.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. there will be two shutter sounds. During Live View shooting.

However. If <g> is blinking.or bright-light conditions. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. If flash is used or bulb is set. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. 110 . the information display will change. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white.

The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. the AF points will also be displayed. drive mode. 1 Press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. you can also set the white balance. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. In Creative Zone modes. function and set it. and AF mode. When <f> is selected. 111 . and Auto Lighting Optimizer. Picture Style. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set.

(camera power remains on). the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.113). You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. or [Quick mode] (p.118). [u Live mode] (p.114). Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].167. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. 112 . Even while the Live View image is displayed. the Live View shooting will be terminated. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period.139). In Creative Zone modes.204) for Live View shooting. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). or [7 Firmware Ver. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. p.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. During continuous shooting. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. [7 Clear settings]. 169). you can display grid lines. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. [6 Sensor cleaning].]. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately).

achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. 1 Display the Live View image. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. magnify the image. select [AF mode]. and [Quick mode] (p. Select the AF mode. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. press the <L> button. If you want to achieve precise focus. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). p. AF point 2 Move the AF point. The AF point < > will appear. While the Live View image is displayed. Also.118).120). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. To return the AF point to the center. [u Live mode] (face detection.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. and focus manually (p. Press the <A> button.114). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Under [6 Live View function settings]. 113 . Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus.

Using AF to Focus the subject. Have the target person face the camera. the AF point will turn orange.108). 114 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. <q> will be displayed. 1 Display the Live View image. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. human faces are detected and focused. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. If multiple faces are detected. If focus is not achieved. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. picture. When a face is detected. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Press the <A> button. When focus is achieved. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.

If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. titled horizontally or diagonally.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. When you press the <L> button. 115 . picture. or partially hidden. If the focus is way off. too bright or too dark. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. face detection will not be possible. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode.108). the <p> will be grayed out. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. If a face cannot be detected. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. the AF point will turn orange. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. When focus is achieved. If focus is not achieved. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.113). The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. Then if you press the shutter button halfway.

Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. then take the picture. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. return to the normal view and autofocus. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. Even when focus has been achieved. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. In the u Live mode. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. 116 . the focus might be off. the image will be magnified at the AF point. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. If this happens. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted.

A special effects filter is used. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. flat surfaces. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Extremely small subjects. Subjects in low light. Night scenes or points of light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Under a light source whose brightness. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. color. 117 . or pattern keeps changing.

using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Although you can focus the target area quickly. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.66). The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. and the larger box is the magnifying frame.<Q> button. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Press the <A> button. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. 118 .Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.

You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure.Using AF to Focus the subject. and AF will be executed.108). the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the reflex mirror will go back down. picture. 119 . The AF point used to focus will light in red. The Live View image will turn off.

Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 2 Move the magnifying frame. press the <L> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. the image. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. Each time you press the <u> button. To return the magnifying frame to the center. After achieving focus. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. 120 .the magnified image. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. picture.108).

the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. such as the sun. 121 . if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. If you point the camera in a different direction. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. However.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. However. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. the image quality might degrade. If this happens. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If the light source within the image changes. When you magnify the image. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the screen might flicker. In low light. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases.

the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. If you take the picture during magnified view. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. 122 . Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. noise (banding.191). the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. the exposure might not come out as desired.) may appear. the image will be captured in the normal view. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. dots of light. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. Before taking a long exposure. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. etc. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. This is to prevent image degradation. During the magnified view.

the movie might not playback properly.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. the movie might not be recorded properly. To check the card’s read/write speed. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. The movie recording format will be MOV. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. 123 . use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher.

169). 3 Shooting the movie.167. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. press <A> again. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. The reflex mirror will make a sound. 2 Focus the subject. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. While the movie is being shot.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p.movie. 124 . The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. do not point the lens toward the sun. During movie shooting. To stop movie shooting. When you press the shutter button halfway.113-120). Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. If necessary.

131). and aperture are set automatically. bottom.. 20 min. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. the top. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. 1 hr. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo.16). you can set the exposure compensation. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec.126) on the screen’s bottom left.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.97). If you use Movie crop. 40 min. 1 hr. size] setting (p. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. At 0°C/32°F: Approx.5mm dia. press the <S> button. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. During movie shooting. left. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.16). By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. shutter speed. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. 125 . The ISO speed. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.

the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. 126 . Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. the information display will change. When movie shooting starts.

1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. 3 Select [Manual].6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 .k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed.1/60 sec.6400 127 . . select exposure]. Select [Manual]. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.1/30 sec. then press <0>. turn the <6> dial. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.[Movie Under the [o] tab. the speed. The reflex mirror will make a sound. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . and ISO speed for movie shooting. aperture. To set the shutter speed. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. then press <0>. To set the aperture. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. .

Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. 128 . If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. due to the drive of the lens aperture. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. to 1/125 sec.124). the shooting mode. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. the movie image might flicker. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. With manual exposure shooting. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. is recommended. and aperture will not be displayed. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. The faster the shutter speed. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. With Auto ISO.173). will be recorded. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. shutter speed. you should not zoom while shooting a movie.

The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. 1 sec. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie.

Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Auto Lighting Optimizer. 130 . The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. When <f> is selected.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Picture Style. 1 Press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. the AF points will also be displayed. movierecording size. and AF mode. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. image-recording quality (for still photos). The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. function and set it.

The aspect ratio will be 4:3. : Standard-definition recording quality. Also. Korea. China. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. Mexico. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Australia.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). etc. Still photos cannot be taken. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes.). etc. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Japan. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. 131 .). in [Live mode]. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Russia. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures.

approx. AF will be executed in Live mode. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 24 min. AF during k When [Enable] is set.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 300. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 49 min. or [Quick mode]. To start movie shooting again. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. However. 132 . [u Live mode]. 59 sec. 165 MB/min. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 12 min.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. you can extract a still image from the movie. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. press the <A> button. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. 330 MB/min. 1 megapixel at [1280x720].000 pixels at [640x480]. 39 min. and approx. 49 min. continuous autofocusing is not possible. AF is possible during movie shooting. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 330 MB/min. You can select [Live mode]. If you autofocus during movie shooting. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 1 hr.

Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. For AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Press the <w> button for AE lock. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. AE lock is not possible. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. AE lock is not possible. • AE/AF. press the <w> button. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. then press the transmit button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). press the <w> button. • AF/AF lock. p. While holding down the <w> button. 133 . still photo shooting will take effect. For AF. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF.

) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. set this option to [Auto]. 134 . highlight detail will be improved. and aperture for movie shooting (p.6400. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. If [Enable] is set.127). The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].16). you can display grid lines. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally.5mm dia. shutter speed. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On].

the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. If the card has a fast writing speed. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If the indicator becomes full. 135 . The slower the card. the movie shooting might stop. First. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. the faster the indicator will climb upward. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. If you take still photos during movie shooting.126) will be displayed in red. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. you should set the IS switch to <2>. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded.

you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. 136 . However. When not shooting. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set.167. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the sound will be properly recorded. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. However. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. 169) and shoot a movie. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. the movie shooting will stop automatically. If this happens. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the image quality may be degraded. turn off the camera. The image quality of movies is not affected.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further.

146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.153) 7 137 .139) File Numbering Methods (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.138) Card Reminder (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.

Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. 138 . then press <0>. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. During the image review. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. select [Release shutter without card]. If [Hold] is set. then press <0>. then press <0>. the image display will end. Select the desired review time. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. and you cannot release the shutter. select [Beep]. Under the [1] tab. Under the [1] tab. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. If [Off] is set. then press <0>. select [Image review]. Select [Disable]. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab.

then press <0>. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. Select the desired power-off time. When checking the exposure of an image. To turn on the LCD monitor again. select [Auto power off]. then press <0>. You can set this auto power-off time. then press <0>. If [Off] has been set. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off.. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. 139 . press the <U> key to adjust the brightness.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. With the adjustment screen displayed. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. then press <0>. press the <B> button. Under the [5] tab. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. Under the [6] tab. select [LCD brightness]. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read.

The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. Even after you replace the card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . Under the [5] tab. then press <0>.JPG. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. You can change how the file number is assigned. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Select one. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. The available settings are described below. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. then press <0>. If you want to use continuous file numbering. select [File numbering]. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. you should use a newly-formatted card each time.

you should use a newly-formatted card. 141 . for example. If the file number in folder No. and “. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. MOV” for movies. Each time you replace the card.JPG” for JPEG images. The extension will be “. 999 reaches 9999. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. After the manual reset. the file name will start with “IMG_”. To restart the file numbering from 0001. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. Replace it with a new card. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card.CR2” for RAW images. When you reset the file numbering manually. the file numbering restarts from 0001. “. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. For both JPEG and RAW images. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card.

On the camera’s LCD monitor. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. The setting of this feature can be changed. In such a case. Use the software provided with the camera instead. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. then press <0>. but the image does not rotate during playback. then press <0>. Set [OnPD]. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. Under the [5] tab. [OnPD] is set. Also. then playback the image. the image might not rotate for playback. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. select [Auto rotate]. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. It will be rotated. 142 . I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Select one. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. The available settings are described below.

While the menu is displayed.107) Red-eye reduction (p.138) Auto power off (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.150) 143 . press the <B> button to display the settings. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.102) Live View shooting (p.29) Beeper (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.96) WB correction (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.101)/ WB bracketing (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.146) Date/Time (p.

This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. 144 . desired setting. Select [OK]. then press <0>. (C. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. 3 Select [OK]. Under the [7] tab. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear settings]. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. select [Clear all Custom Func. 1 Select [Clear settings]. then press <0>.Fn)]. then press <0>. select [Clear all camera settings]. then press <0>.

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .

When you exit the menu. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. 146 . Select the desired color. Under the [5] tab. select [Screen color]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. select [LCD auto off].Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Select [LCD auto off]. Select [Screen color]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. then press <0>. then press <0>.

setting] The [Built-in flash func. The flash control screen will appear. If [Disable] is set. setting]. setting] or [External flash func. Under the [1] tab. Select [Built-in flash func. select [Flash control]. The flash functions will be displayed. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. 147 . [Flash firing] Normally. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. [Built-in flash func. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. The functions displayed under [External flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. setting] and [External flash func. Select [Flash control]. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. setting] and [External flash func.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. set this to [Enable]. then press <0>. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam.

and once immediately before the exposure ends. you can also set [Hi-speed]. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. Normally. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. Shutter sync. This is for advanced users. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. However.. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting.]. setting] and [External flash func. If an external Speedlite is attached. 148 . and [Wireless set. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. [Zoom]. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. If [2nd curtain] is set. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. With 2nd curtain sync. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. For details. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. * For other flash modes.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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never do any of the following. Clean the sensor with care. If the power is cut off. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. 154 . If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. If the power is turned off. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. • Opening the battery compartment cover. • Setting the power switch to <2>. A brush can scratch the sensor. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. • Opening the card slot cover. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor.

155 .Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.

Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 1 Playback the image. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. display. When you press the <x> button. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. 4 images and one image displayed. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 3 Select the image. the last captured image will be displayed. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 156 . Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display.

Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. select either one to display only movies or stills. 1 Select the jump method. the jump method and current image location are indicated. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. 157 . then press <0>. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. select [Date]. On the single-image display. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. On the bottom right. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. press the <V> key. by jumping. To change the jump method. turn the <6> dial.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display.

1 Magnify the image. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. If you hold down the button. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. To exit the magnified display. During image playback. The image will be magnified. press the <x> button and the single image display will return.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. A movie cannot be magnified. press the <u> button.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. 158 . the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. Magnified area position around image. If you hold down the <u> button.

press the <M> button. 2 Select the image. Under the [3] tab. 3 Rotate the image. repeat steps 2 and 3.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. 1 Select [Rotate]. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. A movie cannot be rotated. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. you need not rotate the image as described above. select [Rotate]. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. then press <0>. <0>. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. 159 . To exit and return to the menu. You can also select an image on the index display.142) before taking vertical shots.

movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. Playback on a TV set (p. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.167. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.k Enjoying Movies Basically. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. 160 . Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera.

161 . If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. For smooth movie playback. see the PDF file instruction manual. use a high-performance personal computer. inquire the software maker. For details on commercially-available software.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software).

then press <0>. For more details on the playback procedure. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. <0>. Press the <x> button to display the image. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. 162 . During the index display. Speaker the movie. 3 Pressthe single-image display. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. During movie playback. As movies cannot be played on the index display. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. see the next page. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. press On <0>. Select The movie will start playing. 4 Playback[7] (Play). With the single-image display. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. movie.

it will fast forward the movie.167. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Displays the movie’s first frame. 30 min. If you hold down <0>. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display.) 163 . During the single-image display. it will rewind the movie. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. during the movie playback. 2 hr. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. Displays the editing screen (p. a single previous frame is displayed.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. If you hold down <0>. Each time you press <0>. the still photo will be displayed for approx. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. 169) to playback a movie. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key.164). Displays the movie’s last frame. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 1 sec.173). Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. Each time you press <0>. the movie will play frame-byframe.

select [New file]. To save it as a new movie. select [X].X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. Select The save screen will appear. 3 Check the edited movie. After deciding which part to edit out. then press <0>. 164 . increments. 4 Save the[W]. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. To cancel the editing. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. If the card does not have enough room. [New file] will not be selectable. To change the editing. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. then press <0>. be edited out. select [2] and press <0>. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). Holding it down will fast forward the frames. The editing screen will be displayed. increments (position indicated by [X]). press <0>. select [Overwrite]. movie. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. Then press <0>. go back to step 2. 1 On the movie playback screen.

Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Under the [3] tab. The [Select date] screen will appear. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. select [Slide show]. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Then press <0>. Only the movies in the card will be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Press the <V> key to select the date. then press <0>. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. 1 Select [Slide show]. then press <0>. If you selected [iDate]. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 .

then press the <M> button. the slide show will start. 5 Quit the slide show. During auto playback.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. During the slide show. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen.. During pause. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. Press then press <0>.] is displayed. then press <0>. The display time may vary depending on the image. During pause. To pause the slide show. press the <M> button. For still photos.. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. the key to select [Set up]. see pages 167. To view the slide show on a TV set. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. 166 . press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. auto power off will not take effect. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. 169. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During movie playback. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. After [Loading image.

To playback movies. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. turn off the camera and television. button. insert it into the <D> terminal. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. By pressing the <B> button. * Depending on the TV set. 167 . part of the image displayed might be cut off. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. see page 162. you can change the display format. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port.

Under the [4] tab. then press <0>. Select [Enable]. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. When you press the camera’s <x> button. Then press the Enter button. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. For a slide show. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. then press the Enter button. 168 . 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. Doing so may cause a malfunction. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. image. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. then press the Enter button. When the camera is connected to a TV set. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. Press the / button to select an option. The menu will appear. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. In such a case. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. then press <0>.

5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable].Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. the images will not be displayed properly. 169 . With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. even those compatible with HDMI CEC.) To playback movies. button. and use the camera to control the playback operation. In such a case. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. For details. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. may not operate properly. Certain TV sets. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. see page 162. see the TV set’s instruction manual. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port.

repeat step 2. then press <0>. select [Protect images]. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. press the <M> button.172). To cancel the image protection. Under the [3] tab. Image protect icon protect it.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. To exit the image protection. If you format the card (p. To protect another image. To erase a protected image. The menu will reappear. you must first cancel the protection. 1 Select [Protect images]. 170 .42). The <K> icon will disappear. press <0> again. the protected images will also be erased. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. The protect setting screen will appear. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. If you erase all the images (p. then press <0>. When an image is protected. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. only the protected images will remain. Once an image is protected.

then press <0>. 2 Press the <L> button. 3 Erase the image. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. press <0>. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 171 . Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Erase images]. select [Erase images]. you can erase multiple images at one time. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. it cannot be recovered. Protected images (p. Once an image is erased. The Select [Erase]. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. protect them.170) will not be erased. then image displayed will be erased.

3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. Select [OK]. press the <I> button. To display the three-image display. To return to the single-image display.L Erasing Images images]. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. all the images in the card will be erased. then press <0>. Press the <L> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. 4 Erase the images. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. To also erase protected images. repeat step 3. format the card (p. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. 172 . To erase other images. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. The images will be displayed. to be erased.42). press the <u> button. The selected images will be erased.

The most detailed shooting information is shown below. recording size <A/B/C>. recording format <D>. you can switch the shooting information display. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . <G> will be displayed. 173 .File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. the 73 file size is displayed. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. * For movie files. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. the movie icon <k/ >. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback.

the brighter the image. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). By checking the image’s RGB histogram. the darker and less prominent the color. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. The more pixels there are toward the left. green. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. the respective color information will be lacking. and blue). the color will be too saturated with no detail. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. the highlight detail will be lost. If there are too many pixels on the left. the darker the image. the shadow detail will be lost. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. And if there are too many pixels on the right. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. the brighter and denser the color. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. If there are too many pixels on the left. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. And the more pixels there are toward the right. 174 .

176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.Printing Images Printing (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. etc. 9 175 . You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. quantity to print.

refer to the printer’s instruction manual. To connect to the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. up the printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 176 . 2 SetFor details. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 4 Turn on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. Some printers may make a beeping sound. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal.

On the print setting screen. 2. make sure it is fully charged. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. first turn off the camera and printer. 3. Press the < The image will appear. With a fully-charged battery. To find out what’s wrong. it indicates a problem with the printer. printing up to approx.184). Movies cannot be printed. Press <0>. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. 4 hours is possible. Before disconnecting the cable. select [Print]. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. 177 . 6 Playback thex> button.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Press the <x> button to playback the image. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. do the following: 1. For direct printing.

wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer.then press Select [Paper settings]. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. The paper size. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Sets the quantity to be printed. Returns to the screen in step 1. type. and layout you have set are displayed. Some settings might not be available. type. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. and layout.180). The paper settings screen will appear. 0 2 Press <print>. see the printer’s instruction manual.183). * Depending on the printer.setting screen will appear. For details. <0>. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. 3 Select [Paper settings]. Sets the paper size. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. 178 . Starts the printing.

then press <0>. Option to print 2. etc. 179 . If your printer cannot print borderless prints. 16.185) will be printed. The print setting screen will reappear. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. aperture. then press <0>. ISO speed. 4. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. the print will have borders. exposure compensation amount. 8. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. On A4 or Letter size paper. shutter speed. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. The print will have no borders. or 20 images on one sheet. shooting mode. white balance. The paper type screen will appear. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. 9. The page layout screen will appear. lens name. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. will be imprinted. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. * From the Exif data. the camera name..wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. then press <0>.

yellowish blacks. Select the desired printing effect. However. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. If you any printing effects. Prints in black-and-white with cool. No automatic correction will be applied. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left.182). this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. then press <0>. For details. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. then press <0>. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot).” The printing will differ depending on the printer. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. 180 . Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. see the printer’s instruction manual. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. The image noise is reduced before printing. * When you change the printing effects.need not set necessary. go to step 5. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. bluish blacks.

If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.183) has been applied. the number of copies will always be 1. then press <0>. Select [Print]. If image tilt correction (p. you can print another image using the same settings. then press <0>. any trimming (p. With Easy printing. Select <I>. Just select the image and press the <l> button.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. Set as necessary. 7 Start printing.144). Set the number of copies. 181 . then press <0>. it may take longer to print the image.) Also. all the settings will revert to the default. then press <0>. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. then press <0>. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality.183) will not be applied. (You cannot set the number of copies. then select [OK]. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. Select <R>. necessary. Set as desired. With Easy printing. To stop the printing. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer.

Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . press the <B> button. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. the face will be brightened for printing. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. B is for blue. 182 . You can then adjust the printing effect. When [On] is set. When you select [Detail set.255).127) or highlight level (128 . use the <S> keys. If you select [Clear all]. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. With the Adjust levels screen displayed.] effects will not show on the screen. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. Red-eye corr.]. and G is green. To adjust the [Color balance]. [Saturation]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. you can adjust the [Contrast]. and [Color balance]. A is amber. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. When [On] is set. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. select the printing effect. M is magenta. [Color tone].wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. the red eye will be corrected for printing.

The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. The smaller the trimming frame. 183 . Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. you may have to set the trimming again. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. Do the trimming right before printing. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. When you adjust the image tilt. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. The print setting screen will reappear. 1 On the print setting screen. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. and aspect ratio. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed.5-degree increments. position. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. select [Trimming]. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. the size of the trimming frame will change. 2 Set the trimming frame size.

The smaller you make the trimming frame. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink.wPrinting Depending on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. etc.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. and check the waste ink tank. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. no paper. After fixing the problem. the grainier the picture will look on the print. resume printing. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. If you look at the image on a TV screen. Press <0> to stop printing. For details on how to fix a printing problem. 184 . For details on resuming the printing. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. While trimming the image. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing.

select [Print order].) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. then press <0>. imprinting. then press <0>. [Print type] [Date] [File No. Under the [3] tab. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. and file No. Select [Set up]. 2 Select [Set up].] 185 . [Date]. Select the option to be set. and [File No.]. date imprinting. then press <0>. the option as desired. Select the desired setting.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. then press <0>.

When printing with DPOF. Prints both the standard and index prints.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. If this happens with your printer. 186 . might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. the print order may not be possible. Press the <7> button. the date or file No. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. The print order screen will reappear. depending on the image type. both the [Date] and [File No. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. [On] imprints the file No. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. Also. With [Index] prints.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Next. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. on the print. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Even if [Date] and [File No. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. select [Sel. 4 Exit the setting.] are set to [On].

If you select [Clear all on card]. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. all the images might not be printed.Image Select and order images one by one. If you specify more than this. After completing the print order. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. Even if you select “All image”. To display the three-image display. To return to the single-image display. 187 . print no more than 400 images for one print order. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. When using a PictBridge printer. press the <u> button. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. press the <I> button.

If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. the card’s remaining capacity was low. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. (p. Depending on the printer. you can easily print images with DPOF. 5 Select [OK]. See page 176. 2 Under the [3] tab.178) Set the printing effects (p. • When you set the index. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. 4 Set the [Paper settings].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. If [Bordered] is set. select [Print order]. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. 188 . certain printers might imprint the date on the border.180) if necessary. 1 Prepare to print. If a problem occurs during printing. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. [Manual] cannot be selected. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. be sure to set the paper size. see page 184. select [Resume]. Under [Adjust levels]. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. • When you paused the printing. 3 Select [Print]. Before printing. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.Fn)]. select [Custom Functions (C. Custom Function No.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. 190 . the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. (C.Fn)]. select [Clear all Custom Func. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. setting. Press to select the setting (number). then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. then press <0>. At the bottom of the screen.. Press the <U> the Custom Function No.144).

Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.196 p.195 k C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.194 p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C. (Settings are disabled.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.195 p.) 191 .Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.194 k k k C. speed in Av mode p. C.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.193 p.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.173). 197 .Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. the <L> icon will appear.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. To verify whether the image is original.

3 Registerthe item to be registered. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Menu]. On the confirmation dialog. the desired items. then Select press <0>. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Under the [9] tab. select [My Menu settings]. press the <M> button. then press <0>. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. Then press <0>. then press <0>. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. To return to the screen in step 2. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. 198 . the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. With [z] displayed. press the <V> key to change the order. You can register up to six items in My Menu. then Select [Register to My press <0>.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. 2 Select [Register to My Menu].

Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. The text entry screen will appear. press the After <M> button to exit. 4 Exit theentering the text.] to check the copyright information currently set. then press <0>. 199 . Select [Display copyright info. option. setting.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. 1 Select [Copyright information]. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. Under the [7] tab. then press <0>. select [Copyright information].“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 3 Enter text.

Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. 200 . Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. press the <S> key to select a character. then press <0> to enter it. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. Entering text In the bottom area. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2.

11 201 . The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. system accessories. etc.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features.

6 or smaller (larger f/number). see page 117. etc. see the Extender’s instruction manual. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. etc. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. solid-color walls.) In such cases. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. etc. computer keyboards.48).) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. For details. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. etc. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. 202 . AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF).

1 Connect the power cord. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. unplug the power plug from the power outlet.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 2 Connect the DC Coupler.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. the DC cord. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. Close the cover. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. After using the camera. 203 .

Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button.71). During wireless remote control. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. The camera will autofocus. When focus is achieved. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. 204 . delay. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.4 feet from the camera.

To prevent this. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. 205 . It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. 1 Remove the eyecup.23) attached to the camera strap. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. eyepiece cover.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. use the eyepiece cover (p.

When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.] to be set.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. For detailed instructions. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. 206 .] can be set for [External flash func. In other words. only [Flash exp. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.147). the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . setting]. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. the flash will fire at full output only. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.

External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. shoot in the manual flash mode. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. It might not fire. or slower. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. 207 . the flash can be fired at full output only. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand.

In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). transmission. Without approval. 4 Display the connection information. 208 .Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems.]. select settings]. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. Select [Connection info. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. please check with the card manufacturer. If you set [Disable].31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings].] to Press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. (p. To set up. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. then press <0>. then press <0>. set [Enable]. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. use of the card is not permitted.

If the image transfer does not work. The battery power will be consumed faster.] is set to [Disable]. see the card’s instruction manual.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. For transferred images. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. 6 Take the picture. Because of the transmission function. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. During the image transfer. it may still transmit a signal. airports. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. 209 . In hospitals. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. auto power off will not take effect. For details. Turn the camera off and on again. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established.58). You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

211 . [Remote control] can be set. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *4: For autoexposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.

±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / 4 sec. / 8 sec. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. 1. [7] Set-up 3. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 212 .Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. 2. [y] Shooting 3.

400 / Max. 800 / Max. / 1 min. / 15 min. / 2 min. / 8 min. 3200 / Max. / 4 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 213 .Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 1600 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used.

(C.. day) and time (hour. month.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. sec. min.

/ 30 sec. the [Expo. / 16 sec. / 1 min. no AE lock / AE/AF. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. / 30 min. Under the [2] tab. The [y] Shooting 3. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. / 10 min. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. WB Shift/BKT. [7] Set-up 3. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Live View function settings 215 . comp.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock.].

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. the power will turn off automatically. When the image recording is completed. If this happens. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Press the <B> button (p.26).31). the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.44). disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. The battery charger’s lamp blinks.24).26). If there is a problem with the battery charger. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. 218 . Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. Recharge the battery (p. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.

The card is not properly inserted (p.31).107. the number of possible shots will decrease.31. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. or focus manually (p. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. The image is out of focus. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. To prevent camera shake. Auto power off is in effect.24). 69). Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. a picture cannot be taken.37. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. 219 . 123).36. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. set the IS switch to <1>. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.33). Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off].31). 37). press the shutter button gently (p. 171). Purchase a new one. If the card is full. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. The camera turns off by itself.

set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. This also applies to movie shooting (p. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. ISO 100 cannot be set. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO 100 can be set (p. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. When I use the <f> mode with flash. etc. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. the shutter speed becomes slow. ISO 100 cannot be set.194). If a card error message is displayed. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. 220 . This also applies to movie shooting (p.).192).Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. If it is set to [Strong].Fn)] menu. or [Disable]. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.193).134).134). [Low]. see page 42 or 224. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].Fn)] menu.194).

If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. etc. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. When a movie is played. To find out the card’s read/write speed. This is normal. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. If the card’s writing speed is slow. The movie shooting terminates by itself. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.135). If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. camera operation noise can be heard. movie shooting may stop automatically.109).. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. 59 sec. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. If you use flash. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. 221 . movie shooting will stop automatically.

40).140). If the image has been protected. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. If the LCD monitor is dirty.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. It will return to normal at room temperature. it cannot be erased (p. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. use a soft cloth to clean it. Set the color space to sRGB. 222 . the first character will be an underscore (p. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. The image cannot be erased. If you use a card which already has images recorded. If Adobe RGB is set.170). In low or high temperatures.96). The menu screen shows few tabs and options. The file numbering does not start from 0001.

214). or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.167. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p.29). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.169).180). In such a case. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. 169). Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. The correct date and time has not been set (p. No image appears on the TV screen. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. 223 . connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. The card reader does not detect the card.

replace the card. Follow the onscreen instructions. 80 again. or format the card (p. 42). Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. on again or re-install the battery. The built-in flash could not be raised.27. an error message will appear. erase unnecessary images. If there is a problem with the camera. 60. Replace card.Error Codes Error No. 171. or use a Canon lens (p. 16).31. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Turn the camera off and on again.27). Operate the power switch (p. Shooting is not possible due to an error. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Countermeasures No. or format the card (p. Operate the power switch (p. remove and install the battery pack 70. Turn the camera off and on again.13. Cannot save images because card is full. Turn the camera off and 30. Remove and insert the card again. 01 02 05 224 .31. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. 26) * If the error still persists. 40. 10. 04 Replace the card. Card cannot be accessed. 20. write down the error No. Operate the power switch. Clean the lens contacts. 42). 50.27).

3 Auto. Neutral. Tungsten light. Shade.3 x 14. 4. Landscape. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Monochrome. 18. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. 17. Faithful. 1 . SDXC memory card 22.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. 8.0 JPEG.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. SDHC memory card. User Def. 17. Flash). 1. single-lens reflex.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Manual. Cloudy. Portrait.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. Preset (Daylight. White fluorescent light.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.

Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Landscape. Flash Off.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. Close-up. ISO 100 .0 .4 USM lens.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). aperture-priority AE. AI Servo AF. depth-of-field AE.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. Program). Night Portrait.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.18 (at 23°C/73°F. 0. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . AI Focus AF.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.+1. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. Creative Auto.5 . 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .6400 Auto. Sports. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. 95% Magnification: Approx. shutter-priority AE. Portrait.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.

self-timer with 10sec. approx. delay and 10-sec. 3 sec. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . auto pop-up flash Guide No. continuous shooting. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. to 1/60 sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. bulb (Total shutter speed range.: 13/43 (ISO 100. Max. Available range varies by shooting mode. to 30 sec. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. 3.. 34 shots RAW: Approx.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. or 2-sec.7 shots/sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.) • Flash Retractable.4 USM lens. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . 1/4000 sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. (Full Auto mode). 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.

165 MB/min. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 60p: 59.976 fps. 25p: 25.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.00 fps. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 24p: 23.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 1.04 million dots Approx. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.97 fps.94 fps. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min. 330 MB/min.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.4 USM lens.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 330 MB/min. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 50p: 50.

1. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. jump by 10 or 100 images. Single image + Info (Basic info. histogram).5x .Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image.5mm dia. 9-image index. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. 4-image index. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). approx.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. detailed info. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . by shooting date. by movie. approx. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. video/audio OUT.

40°C / 43°F .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.5 mm / 2.4 in.8 oz.40°C / 43°F . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . Approx.7 x 1.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.4 x 55. Approx.5 x 0.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.8 oz. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .8 x 97.9 oz.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. 530 g / 18. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.9 oz.1 x 3. Weight: Approx.2 mm / 1. 82 g / 2.7 x 1.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.2 in.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.40°C / 43°F . 475 g / 16.40°C / 32°F .40°C / 32°F . • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 . Weight: Approx.0 in.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C . (CIPA testing standards) Approx.6 x 2.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .1 x 3. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. 52 g / 1.5 x 75.104°F During shooting: 0°C .4 in. 82 g / 2.7 oz.5 mm / 2.1 x 15.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .3 mm / 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.

Weight: Approx. 200 g / 7.45 m / 1.8 in.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .82 ft.36 Closest focusing distance: 0. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.6 x 1.4 x 101 mm / 3.7 x 2.8 in.0 oz.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . (From image sensor plane) Max. magnification: 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.25 m / 0.25 m / 0. (327 x 503 mm / 12. Weight: Approx.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.3 .15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .2. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0. 231 .11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . (at 0. magnification: 0. diameter x length: 68.1 x 5.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . consult the respective lens maker. (75 x 112 mm / 3. 455 g / 16. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.1 oz.82 ft.67 x 45 mm / 8.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .49 m / 1.61 ft.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.0 in. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.9 x 19.48 ft.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.0 x 4.0 x 4.5-5. diameter x length: 75.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .5 x 70 mm / 2.8 in.4 in.5-5. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .

Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. 232 . Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.21 (also called “Exif Print”). although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.” * Notice displayed in English as required.0 and Exif 2.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. etc. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video..g. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. HDMI logo. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. HDMI. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. LLC.. in the United States and other countries.

Do not use any home-made or modified batteries.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. accessories. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. changes color. and explosions. etc.Do not short-circuit. • If excessive heat. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. disassemble. and material damage. and accessories not specified in this booklet. excessive heat. power sources. If a child swallows the battery. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. . deforms. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. .104°F). (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. chemical leakage. follow the safeguards below: . Be careful not to get burned in the process.40°C (32°F . If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. .Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It may cause an accident. It can cause blindness or skin problems. death. and fire. remove it immediately. or emits smoke or fumes. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. 233 . connecting cables. and clothing. It may impair the person’s vision. heat generation. .) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery.Do not use any batteries. skin. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. consult a physician immediately. Also. skin. do not exceed the recharging time. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. smoke. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. keep at least 1 meter away. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. This is to prevent electrical shock. • During the recharging. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. or clothing. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. When using flash to photograph an infant. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. See a physician immediately.

follow the safeguards below: . • To prevent fire and electrical shock. . the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached.Do not scratch. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. . cut. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. Doing so may damage your vision. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. If the product does not work properly or requires repair.When unplugging a power plug. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. 234 . If the surrounding is dusty. or oily. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock.Always insert the power plug all the way in.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. check if it is allowed.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Do not use paint thinner. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. benzene. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Doing so may cause injury.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. . The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Also do not twist or tie the cords. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. . • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. Otherwise. humid. . High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.

These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. e. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive.canon-europe.European Union (and EEA) only. in accordance with the Battery Directive.com/environment.. (EEA: Norway. For more information about the recycling of this product. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. Cd = Cadmium. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. waste authority. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. please contact your local city office.g.

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............................................... 167......Index 1280x720 ............... 169 Access lamp........... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer. 96 Color temperature ...............67 AI Servo AF.....................27............................................131 1920x1080 .............................................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ................................160......................................156 640x480 ...........32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)................................. 93 Built-in flash......... 123 SDHC/SDXC................. 224 SD speed class ..................... 31..........................................37 Card............. 144 Holding the camera.............................. 138 Black-and-white image .... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off... 92 A A/V OUT............. 76........................................ 86 Cleaning (image sensor) . 99 Color tone.......... 169 Camera Camera shake.... 112................................................ 79....................20 Battery → Power 237 ...... 82 Bulb ......... 32..............................................................................................................131 Battery Grip ........ 92 Continuous shooting.............. 3....................................................................... 31 Card reminder .................. 208 Format......................................... 143 Camera shake ........................ 2 Center-weighted average metering ............. 134 AEB....89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)..............................97..........................................148 2-sec.....148 2nd-curtain sync.............................................. 138 Eye-Fi. 64.131 1st-curtain sync...160................................ 52 Color space .............. 70 Contrast.................................................80 Audio/video OUT.................... 2. 55 Cable ................................. 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...........................80 B B/W (Monochrome).....76 Basic Zone modes ................67 Aperture-priority AE .................. 216 Beeper..........................................................71 4... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ......... 13................ 160...45................. 36 Settings display. self-timer ...........or 9-image index display................ 42 Problem..............96 AE lock.......... 35 .............. 106 Clear settings ... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up .....85 Adobe RGB........................................ 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)..

........... 88 Focus confirmation light .............................. 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ........ 64 2nd-curtain sync .................................... 131... 88 Flash off ............... 149 Effective range .......................... 194 Beeper ..................Index Copyright information.......190 List............... 202 Manual focusing...............................................................171 Error codes .......... 66............................. 131 Full Auto ......... ...............................29 DC coupler.................................................... 131 Full High-Definition...........224 Evaluative metering ...... 140 File size ..........................................151 E Erase (image) .......................203 Depth-of-field preview...................... 42 Frame rate.................... 48 Focus mode switch ....82 Dial.. 69................208 Eyepiece cover ........... 147............20 Custom Functions... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)................. 71 Dust Delete Data ...... 160 D Date/Time ...................114 Faithful ..................................................... 120 Out of focus ............................................................ 148 Built-in flash ..... 48 Format (card initialization)................185 Drive mode ..........16.... 147 Red-eye reduction ... 64 External Speedlite.................... 214 Flash .........199 Creative Auto ..... 77 Digital terminal .. 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ...... 117......76 FE lock.. 72..........147...........................36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF...............55 Creative Zone modes ........................... 132.....191 File number ...............141 External Speedlite.......... 98 Flash exposure compensation........................... 69 Focusing AF mode ....... 113 AF point selection ................................... 47..... 93 Firmware Ver...................176 Dioptric adjustment ......... 56 Flash-sync speed................................ 46 Focus lock .......... 47..................... 202 Recompose......................................... 46 Full HD ...................86 Exposure compensation ...........................................................................70.........................87 Extension .................................................................... 68 AF-assist beam..190 Clear all ..................................................................................................... 192 Menu setting ............................... 123............................................................................23......... 33................. 206 FE lock............................98 238 ................ 117...... 65 Flash exposure compensation ..... 49... 64 Custom Functions........... 206 Eye-Fi card ..................

.......................... 167 Highlight alert ..............158 Playback .......... 146 Brightness adjustment ..................... 40 Screen color...................... 134 H HDMI........................... 104 Live mode (AF)................................ 157 L I ICC profile ................. 139 Display switching ........................................ 20 Image-recording quality............................................................... 197 Image Zone ........ 33 ........................................................................................173 Highlight tone priority . 21................................62.. 72 Jump display ............160......... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ................................165 Erase ..............131............174 Household power .. 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .....................................................................................................112..168 High-Definition .......... 63 ISO expansion ............................................................58..............................Index Function availability table............ 72 Index display ............... 75 Language selection ....... 173 View on TV ....... 113 239 .......96 Image Auto playback ............................................................................. 155 Menu screen ... 18 Lens.....35 Attaching/Detaching ............ 62 Auto......34 Landscape......................................173 Histogram ................ 58..........................142........................................... 13 Auto off..110.....170 Rotate .....................203 J JPEG ...........................................................160................. 138 Image verification data ..................................210 Image dust prevention..... 51........ 159 Shooting information.174 Index............... 146 Shooting settings display ............. 30 LCD monitor ................156 Jump display (Image browsing)..........................................171 Highlight alert............173 Highlight detail loss ................. 44 Image playback............ 167 Image area............ 63 G Grid display .......... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction................. 160........ 155 Protect ........................ 156 ISO speed ...........157 Magnified view........................... 151 Image review time ....... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .............

............ 66 One-Shot AF .218 Manual exposure ....................................Index Live View shooting.....................112 Possible shots ... 60 PAL..................198 Setting operation ........................................113 Grid display . 120 Microphone ........ 131........69.......112........................ 127 Movie crop ........... 76 Night Portrait ............................... 123 Sound recording .................................. 193 Long exposure ...106......... 167 My Menu ..................... 54 Night scene .... 129 View on TV ....................... 160.......................42... 131 Playback ............................................... 66 P P (Program AE).................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....................................................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) .76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ...........120..........................................134 Mirror lockup .................................................................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ...69.. 131.................... 16 .....................83...................40 Metering mode................ 164 Enjoying .......83 Magnified view ................ 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ... 74............................ 195 Mode Dial.................. 43 M M (Manual exposure)............................................... 132 Shooting..... 158 Malfunction .........................................................212 My Menu. 131 Recording time.................... 84.........................86 Metering timer.........................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format......... 160 File size..............20 Monochrome........................................107 Focusing........................... 70...................................... 127 Manual focusing.................................... 131 Manual exposure shooting....................22 NTSC ........ 132 Frame rate ................................. 198 N Neutral............. 134 Still photo shooting... 193 Nomenclature......................................... 162 Recording size ........................... 214 240 .................................................................................... 120 Maximum burst . 134 MF (Manual focusing) ...............

......................179 Paper settings.... 71 Sensor cleaning.. 155 Portrait .............Index Paper settings (printing)..118 241 ..94 Pixels ......................................................................................................58............................... 109 Recharge .....................................................................................................................28............. 65 Release shutter without card............... 204 Revert to default settings............. 71.............................. 24 Red-eye reduction ...61 Protect (image erase-protection). 75 Possible shots..................................... 233 Saturation ...................................38 Quick mode (AF).. 109 Power Auto power off ........................ 72 .......................................................................28....... 153 Sepia (Monochrome).........................183 Trimming.....................................28 Household power...............74 RAW+JPEG.................................................. 57.27 Printing...................... 144 Rotate (image)......... 110.........104 PictBridge...........180.........86 Peripheral illumination correction ................24 Switch .......................175 Picture Style Adjustment................................ 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ...........................179 Print Order (DPOF)........................................... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ..................................50................. 72 .................91 Selection.............72 Playback ....27............ 150.183 Program AE ................75 User defined ......170 R RAW .....185 Printing effects ....... 142. 182 Tilt correction ........ 159 S Safety warnings..... 54............ 126......................176 Page layout..38 Quick Control screen ....................... 27......... 31 Remote control shooting.... 139 Battery check.................................203 Possible shots ............... 92 Shooting information display ........178 Partial metering.............................. 133....................... 93 Sharpness .......................................74 Recharge......................60 Program shift ....

................................................... 101 Custom .............78 P (Program AE) .................... 167 Viewfinder ..49 2 (Portrait) ............................37 Shutter-priority AE ..................................................93 Trimming (printing)..........85 M (Manual exposure) . 163 W WB → White balance White balance ...........134 Speaker...86 sRGB ...............................................................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ............................................................................123 Shooting settings display ......................96 Standard ..........................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ................................. 169................................. 36 Volume (Movie playback) ....183 242 ..................................................53 Spot metering................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .....................................................165 Sound recording ..50 3 (Landscape) .......23 System map............... 19 Dioptric adjustment ..........................................162 Sports.......Index Shooting mode..............51 4 (Close-up) ...54 k (Movie shooting).......................................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)........78 Slide show .................... 102 Correction ..........................82 Strap ..........................75 Stopped-down aperture ..... 100 T Tone priority ....194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ...............................55 1 (Full Auto)........................................................................18 Shutter button ......................53 6 (Night Portrait) ................................ 78 V Video system........................................................52 5 (Sports)................................ 99 Bracketing...60 C (Creative Auto) .... 214 View on TV........................ 160..............................46 7 (Flash Off) ................................ 99 Personal.................................

..257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .....253 p.Nomenclature ...254 p............E: AF Mode.........p.....Picture Style .......s: Shutter-priority AE ..........................250 p.246 p..249 p............S AF Point .......................A Live View Shooting........254 p......251 p........Image-recording Quality ....p...259 243 .....255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .............f: Aperture-priority AE..............250 p.......k Shooting Movies ....244 p.........................251 p.....Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..Using the Built-in Flash......252 p......Image Playback ..d: Program AE ...................252 p................p..............245 p.........250 p.i Drive Mode .............256 Installing the Software ......Creative Zone Modes .............Z: ISO Speed .........Q Quick Control Screen ..............247 p.Custom Functions ....Basic Zone Modes ...p............246 p.250 p......249 p..................................

After setting the item. 2. Press <0> to display the setting. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. press <0>. 3. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 .Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. 4. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

The Quick Control screen will appear. 245 . In the Basic Zone modes (except C). press the <Q> button. then turn the <6> dial to set it. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function.

Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. then press <0>. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the quality. then press <0>. Black-and-white images. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. see the camera’s instruction manual. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. 246 .

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). and the camera does the rest. You just press the shutter button. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. 249 . then shoot. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. then press the <S> key to select the function.) Press the <Q> button.

If the aperture display blinks. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. then focus the subject. The shutter speed will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. then focus the subject. 250 . Set the Mode Dial to <d>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. If the shutter speed display blinks. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. The aperture will be set automatically. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>.

Press the <ZE> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. While looking at the viewfinder. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. 251 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red.

then press <0>. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. When “AUTO” is selected. When you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. the ISO speed is set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. 252 . Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.

Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 180 shots 253 . 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. To change the Live View settings. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

To stop movie shooting. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press <A> again.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To shoot still photos. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. press the shutter button.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

edit and print JPEG images on your computer. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. 256 . Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme.

5 Once your computer has restarted. 4 Click [Restart]. If not necessary. The software will not be installed correctly. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. uninstall the software. remove the CD. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. To download images from the cameras. 257 . 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. B When installation ends.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). the window for Step 4 appears.

Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. the window for Step 4 appears. 258 .10. To download images from the cameras. 5 Remove the CD.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10.4 . “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. 4 Click [Finish]. On your computer’s desktop. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. If not necessary. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). When installation ends. uninstall the software.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer.

double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. To save the PDF manual to your computer. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Then select your language. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.pdf files. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. Then select your language.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Acrobat Reader (version 6. 259 .[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. 3 Double-click the START.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Double-click the START. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Double-click on the CD icon. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 2 Open the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh.pdf files. 2 Open the CD.

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